What the Hungarian National Contact Point does?

Role of the National Contact Points (NCPs) is to promote the Guidelines according to the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability, in line with functional equivalence of the NCPs.

Main activities are such as follows:

  • promoting the Guidelines
  • answering questions in relation to the Guidelines
  • giving consent to solve conflicts arising from alleged breaches of the Guidelines and to resolve complaints

NCPs need to seek the support of their social partners (business communities, workers’ organizations - labour unions, NGOs and other stakeholders).

They must be able to deal impartially and effectively with the wide range of issues covered by the Guidelines, while also being accountable for their governments. 

In the course of their work, they liaise with NCPs of other countries and with the Investment Committee of OECD. Where appropriate, different states will co-operate on all matters pertaining to the Guidelines and affecting their activities.

National Contact Points report annually on their activities to the Investment Committee.

The Hungarian National Contact Point (HNCP) was established by the Government Decree 245/2017 (VIII.29) on the publication of the amended Council Decision C(2000)96/FINAL of 25 May 2011 on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and on the establishment of National Contact Point based on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.